We just set the timing on my camaro about 4 weeks ago and since then I had to install a new tranny. I had the cap off so I could tilt the back of the engine down some to reach the bellhousing bolts. I can't be sure if I turned the engine over at all with the cap off or not to get the flywheel bolts. The problem I am having now is: I went to check the timing again and the marks where below the timing tab and not even close. The car runs great or so it seems. I pulled the number one plug and had a friend crank the engine over until I felt compressed air just blow my finger off the hole. So I found TDC. I pulled the distrtibutor cap off and the rotor was pointing just left of the number one plug wire, about half way to the next plug wire. This is close but I am not sure if it is suppose to be this way. The timing mark on the balancer was way before the timing tab though. I don't think I could of jumped time this bad. Could I of slipped the balancer it is 2 piece balancer but fairly new? With the piston at TDC and the rotor so close to number one plug wire, I think this is right. We had it set to 18 degrees intial and 36 total before the tranny came out, and I don't run a vacumm advance at all. Where does 18 BTDC put the rotor in comparison to the number one plug wire? I hope I explained this well enough. Super Chevy is here this weekend I was hoping to run my first 12's this weekend. Thanks, Erik
68 Camaro RS, Built 355, 274 Comp Cam, Sportsman II Heads 200 c.c. 2.02. Ported to Performer RPM Manifold and 1.75" Headers, 1.5 Roller Rockers, 650 Holley, Steel Crank, 12 Bolt posi with 4.11 Gears, TH350 tranny w/ shift kit.